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Lantern Parade

October 20, 2022 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Celebrate how individuals can come together and joyfully light up our community at this wonderful Tennessee STEAM Festival event! Join us here at the Discovery Center in collaboration with the Rutherford Arts Alliance for our inaugural Lantern Parade on October 20, 5:30-7 p.m.

Complimentary grilled cheese sandwiches will be provided by Electric Griddle, Middle Tennessee Electric’s community food trailer, first come first served. Enjoy music by Middle Tennessee Sinfonietta and make paper lanterns before the parade begins. Or bring a lantern you have already prepared with a battery or solar powered light, no fire please. Line up for the parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and then we will light up the wetlands as we walk the boardwalk along Murfree Spring.

Please note this is an outdoor event rain or shine, the museum will not be open during this time for exploration.

Join us in Making a Lantern Prior to the Event:

Hispanic Heritage Day 9/18

At Home Lantern Making Ideas:

Paper Lantern

Plastic Bottle Lantern

Ready-Made Lantern

Science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) will come to life at events and activities across the state during the 6th annual Tennessee STEAM Festival, taking place Oct. 14-23, 2022.

The Festival was founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring and incorporates events hosted by a wide range of museums, schools, community centers and other attractions. A complete listing of activities is available at


October 20, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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The Discovery Center
502 S.E. Broad Stree
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 United States
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(615) 890-2300
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